You may have noticed crews out pruning trees in and around the City. Some of these crews are with the City of Red Wing, and some are contracted through utility companies to maintain clearance for overhead utility lines and pipeline corridors. Early spring is a good time to prune trees, as they are still dormant yet more accessible once the snow is gone. Pruning is done for a variety of reasons, with the extensiveness of the pruning depending upon the need. The City prunes trees along streets and in parks for safety, tree health, and aesthetics, with safety being the top priority.
The City h… Read full article »
Friday, March 31 2017 11:45 AM •
Categorized In Public Works
Are you part of the Weather-Ready Nation?
The warming spring temperatures are a welcome change after winter’s harshness, but the climbing degrees also cause extreme weather that we need to be prepared for.
In that spirit, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has put out a call to each of us to know where our ‘safe spot’ is the event of extreme weather, and to share it on social media to help raise awareness across the country. They’re hoping to make the serious topic of extreme weather preparedness a little more fun by having people take ‘selfies’ of th… Read full article »
The Red Wing Police Department has partnered with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota to proactively increase ways that citizens can pass on information about crimes or fugitives while remaining anonymous. In addition to staying anonymous, persons giving tips may be eligible to collect up to $1,000 in reward paid by Crime Stoppers. By its partnering with Crime Stoppers, the Department is supporting additional ways that citizens can turn in information that may save thousands of dollars of investigators’ time and speed the solving of cases. Information that anyone may have about felony crimes and fugitives can b… Read full article »
Do you need to rent a pavilion in one of Red Wing’s parks for a graduation party or reunion this season? How about a permit for an open burn to clean up downed trees or yard waste this spring? The process to apply for these permits and thirty-two others has recently gotten a lot easier; they’re all online! The Information Services Department has been steadily working for nearly two years to streamline the permitting and application process. The end results will save you time and get you more efficient results.
The improvements to the permitting process are the culmination … Read full article »
The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM) in cooperation with the City of Red Wing will be conducting a controlled, prescribed burn of select native prairie on Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The purpose of a controlled, prescribed burn is to reduce invasive species in select areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants. Prescribed burns are an important step of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance the native and restored prairie communities within the City of Red Wing. The schedule for the prescribed burn on March 22, 2017 is dependent on we… Read full article »
Tuesday, March 14 2017 2:25 PM •
Categorized In Public Works
We’ve all seen lots of public service announcements in our time on everything from wearing seatbelts to spaying and neutering our pets, but a new PSA recently released by the City of Red Wing in conjunction with the Red Wing High School 11th grade Environmental Science class stands out from the crowd. Once you hear the quirky, unexpected, and catchy rap-based PSA, ‘The Blades,’ it will become your inner soundtrack every time you mow the lawn. That’s exactly what the PSA’s creator, City of Red Wing Environmental Officer, Paul Drotos, was after when he wrote the rap and conceptuali… Read full article »
Grant will enable important, future public safety training exercise
The City’s Emergency Management Division has been notified that its application to fund the development of an emergency plan and exercise drill was approved. The City applied to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division for a Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant. The City was notified on Thursday, February 16, that the $53,600 grant was approved.
The purpose of the grant is to develop an Emergency Railroad Incident Response planning document, test the … Read full article »
When: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Where: Red Wing Public Library Foot Room
Time: 6 PM
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in Goodhue County. The MDA released a press statement on March 2nd, 2017, informing the public that samples taken on Barn Bluff in Red Wing tested positive for EAB and that all of Goodhue County was subsequently placed under an emergency quarantine for firewood and ash materials. Read the full press release here.
There will be public meeting held on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, at 6 pm in the Foot Room of the Red Wing Public Library t… Read full article »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 2, 2017
MDA encourages residents to look for signs of EAB
An MDA employee noticed an ash tree with significant woodpecker damage, a tell-tale sign of possible EAB infestation, during a hike over the weekend at Barn Bluff. She took photos of the tree and noted the location. After further investigation, the MDA found EAB larvae in the tree. Today the USDA officially confirmed the insect to be emerald ash borer.
“Our staff led by example and followed the advice we’ve been giving for years which is, it’s important that people go out into th… Read full article »
Advocates from the Hope Coalition joined Mayor Dowse at the lectern at last night’s City Council Meeting. They were there to show their support for a proclamation Mayor Dowse publically shared on behalf of the City of Red Wing declaring March 7, 2017, as A Day of Action To End Domestic Violence. The proclamation comes in support of an effort to make March 7 a statewide day of action throughout all of Minnesota. March 7 was chosen as the Day of Action to coincide with the beginning of budget discussions between state and federal legislators; budget discussions that will include funding for do… Read full article »